Sometimes you get so excited about working on a project that you forget about the fundamentals and inevitably find out halfway through the project that you forgot to do something basic.
Building a horse round pen is no different – there are fundamental steps to follow to make sure you build a safe, secure and long-lasting roundpen for your equine friends. Lets look at one of the fundamentals necessary for a quality-built round pen: your round pen base and footing.
One of the first steps in building a round pen is to make sure that you have a layered base and level ground. Why is this so important? Well, for starters any structure (round pen, barn, you name it) will last longer when it is properly leveled and constructed. Secondly, a well designed base provides the necessary drainage for your round pen. You dont want to go outside after a heavy rainstorm and find that you have a nice, new round pen pond!
If you are extremely lucky, you will have a level piece of ground to work with and a sand base. Unfortunately, for the other 99% of us out there, well have to work with what we have and make it suitable! There are several methods to leveling the ground...